When Reality is Brighter Than a Dream – Bavuudorj Baasankhuu (MGL)

Written by Nicolas Messner on 19. May 2024 Photographs by Nicolas Messner, Emanuele Di Feliciantonio, Tamara Kulumbegashvili As editors of the International Judo Federation, we have a duty to hide behind the stories we tell. It must be said that it is not very...

Double Olympic Champion Shohei Ono Leads Masterclass in Kazakhstan

On the eve of the Qazaqstan Barysy Grand Slam 2024, a grand sports event was held in Karagandy, a first time of its kind in Kazakhstan’s history, thanks to the personal initiative of Mr Almaz Alsenov, president of Jenys Professional Judo Club. A free masterclass...

Qi Cai: Through Judo I Find Personal Freedom

Written by Jo Crowley on 08. May 2024 Photographs by Gabriela Sabau, Emanuele Di Feliciantonio Throughout this Olympic qualification period there has been a strong presence from the Chinese women’s team and just recently, in Dushanbe, the men have also made a return...

East Asian Judokas Shine at the Dushanbe Grand Slam 2024

Photographs by Emanuele Di Feliciantonio, Tamara Kulumbegashvili. The Dushanbe Grand Slam 2024, the second ever IJF World Judo Tour event to be hosted in Tajikistan, concluded with a remarkable performance by the judokas from the East Asian region. The 3,500 capacity...